Graduation Gift Ideas

Hello!  Can you believe that it’s May already?  This year has just been flying by!  Before you know it, it’s going to be Christmas.  Christmas!

Well since it’s May, it’s getting closer to graduation season.  That’s right, people are going to be graduating left and right.  My sister is one of those people.  She’s going to be graduating with a bachelor’s degree and I am so proud  of her.  But in the search for the prefect graduation gift, I found a lot of great ideas.  So I decided to share what I found so you can find the perfect gift for your graduate.  Enjoy!

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Graduation Jar from Crafty Morning

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Toasting the Grad from All Free Holiday Crafts

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Graduation Candy Bouquet from Fun Squared

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Survival Kit for Life from Yesterday on Tuesday

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Graduation Luggage Tags from The Natural Green Mom

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Water Bottle Full of Quarters from One Hundred Dollars a Month

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In Case of Emergency from @SharinganPapi on Twitter

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Graduation Wreath from Savannah Smiled

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Laundry Kit Graduation Gift form Hip 2 Save

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Graduation Notebook from Fun Squared

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Father’s Day Round Up

Hello!  How is everyone enjoying their summer so far?  Or are some of you still in school?  Sorry…I apologize.

Father’s Day is around the corner and if you are like me, I don’t have a gift for my dad yet.  So, as I was scouring the internet (aka Pinterest) for an awesome gift idea, I thought I would share some of my favorite ideas with you.

Enjoy!

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Fathers Day Grill Plate from Crafty Mama in Me

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Sock Flowers from One Good Thing

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Dad’s Toolbox from Moms and Munchkins

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Hand Print Baseball from Sunny Day Family

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Fathers Day Cardboard Wallet from TrimCraft

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iDad from She Knows

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We Are Nuts About You Frame from Happiness is Homemade

Father's Day Goodie Bags

Father’s Day Goodie Bags from Little Family Fun

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Father’s Day Glasses from Mr. Printable

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Father’s Day Cake from Love Laughter Forever After

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Baby Shower Ideas

Hello!  Let me preface this by saying that no, I Lauren am not pregnant.  I am still very single and very much not looking to have a baby anytime soon.  But, my cousin Sarah is having a baby boy this summer!  So these are some cute ideas for baby showers, for new moms or moms who already have kids.  Enjoy!

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Is this not adorable?  And perfect for new moms!  This cute Mom-Osa bar comes from Crisp Collective and it includes the cute printables for the jars!

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This is perfect for any baby shower!  And the best part is you can customize it for your baby.  Craftsy give you the step by step instructions on how to make this cute cake.

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How cute are these hot air balloons?  A balloon, some confetti, and some tool can make these balloons perfect for your tables.  Unfortunately the page these were on originally has been taken down…sorry about that.

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This is a great way for you to decorate your baby’s room AND let your party guests say something nice for your baby.  You can use any animals you want with any colors.  Art Bar gives their instructions on how to make it.

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Baby Sock Bouquet!  This is not only a great piece of decoration but a great gift for new moms.  Check out Great Home Design for a step by step guide.

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Okay…this is another idea without a page source, but it was too cute to share.  How perfect would this be over your gift table?

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How adorable is this?  It is cute twist on giving socks and onesies to a new mom.  Check out Chica Circle for instructions on this adorable cupcake recipe.

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I love (pun definitely intended) this love hula hoop.  This original post made this for a bridal shower but it can also be made for a baby shower.  Check out the DIY on Strawberry Chic Blog.

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This would be an awesome surprise for any mom.  Getting a gift of this many diapers along with other fun things like onesies and shoes??  How cool would that be?  Behind the After has a full instructional guide for this cute diaper wreath.

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This final idea is this cute Rustic Pink Baby Shower.  There are so many cute ideas and you need to check it out!  Head over to Fawn Over Baby to see how she decorated.

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Graduation Gifts to Make and Give

Good morning! How was your weekend? I was finally home for a weekend and it was sooo nice! Our weather is pretty crazy though. We had 100 degrees on Thursday and then yesterday, it was 65 degrees and rainy! This is the most spring-like weather we have had in years! I am ready for warmer weather, but not too hot.

Of course, this time of year, there are graduations happening. My niece will be graduating high school this month. She is the youngest of the 6 grandchildren in our family. This is certainly reason to celebrate! While I will be giving her cash, because what high schooler doesn’t want money!, I wanted to find a fun way to give it. Here are some of the ideas I found. Click on the picture to be taken to the post.

  1. A box that looks like a graduation cap. I actually made similar ones when the older nieces and nephew graduated.

2. I love these little origami caps. So cute!

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3. How about a rose? Maybe a dozen?

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4. Every teenager also like pizza. I think this is such a cute idea!

Do you have a special graduate in your life? Here are some super fun and original graduation gift ideas for kindergarten through college!

5. This is so adorable? It would be cute to paint little graduation caps on the umbrella.

Graduation is an exciting time. Show your support and excitement with a fun handmade graduation gift that everyone will want. Give the gift of cash!

6. How about a jar filled with little money diplomas? A lot of us have extra jars around the house. This is a great way to use them!

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7. I love this! I have done a candy gram for other events, but not graduation.

you "rock"! after completing "mounds" of homework and "piecing" together all of your knowledge, you've finally hit "payday": graduation! as you head off to college, don't listen to any "snickers": you're no "dum dum"! you are one "hot tamale" on your "way" to making "100 grand"! congratulations on your graduation "smartie"!:

8.  A 2 liter full of cash and candy? Yes, please!

9.  This little guy is so cute! Another use for those jars. Fill it with cash, gift cards, or candy.

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10. I adore these! I found these on Etsy. They would be so cute to give with the city of the college the student is going to.

What do you think? Would you give any of these to friends and family? I will be getting started on a couple of these. Hope you all have a great week!

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Holiday Gift Guide for Kids and Teens

I’m back today with a gift guide for kids and  teens. The teens are probably one of the hardest to buy for! I always make sure I get a list from these picky people! But I thought I would share a few ideas just in case you don’t get a list and are truly stuck on what to buy.

*This blog post does contain affiliate links.  I will be sharing some items from our affiliates that you can go out and buy yourself!  And, it will cost you nothing extra if you click on the links on the sidebar or on the logos below!*

Here are some cute prints for kids t-shirts or sweatshirts. I know the boys in my class love the ninja craze and sharks and I am always surprised at how many still know Scooby Doo! All these t-shirt designs are from Redbubble.


Future Ninja Warrior Kids Tee     Sharks Kids Tee     scooby doo Kids Tee

The girls tend to like the cutesy stuff like these Narwhals. Unicorns are always in style, and these giraffes are just adorable!

Narwhal Pattern Kids Tee  Unicorns Are Cool Pattern - Blue Kids Tee   Giraffe family Kids Tee

Maybe the one you’re buying for is a little older, like preteen. Here are some ideas for them. My daughter has a coaster of Harry Otter she still uses!

Harry Otter Kids Tee  Dark side lego Kids Tee   Triceratops Tricerabottom Kids Tee

How about some items for the kids’ room?  Wayfair has some cute stuff!

HomePop Kids Club Chair           Pirate Hide-Away Play Tent       Customer Image Zoomed

   Theater Sacks Bean Bag Sofa      Solar 20-Light 5.5 ft. Globe String Lights          

Phone cases anyone? My girls are always wanting new cases, especially blingy ones! These are from Redbubble too.

Ethnic Highly Detailed Panda iPhone Case/Skin  Ride iPhone Case/Skin   Whole Lotta Dog (Natural version) iPhone Case/Skin

Doctor Who Tardis Phone Case iPhone Case/Skin   Cubs 2016 World Series Champions iPhone Case/Skin  Marble iPhone Case/Skin

Redbubble also carries removable stickers,posters, mugs, calendars, tote bags and so many other things. Lots to choose from for that child, pre-teen, teenager or young adult.

Peacock Sticker   Frenchie Bulldog Mandala Poster  New york, NYC city ! Tote Bag

With all these choices, I’m sure you will be able to find something!!

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